The Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) at
Johns Hopkins University seeks to hire outstanding senior, junior,
and post-doc researchers in all areas of speech and language
processing. Located adjacent to Johns Hopkins’ beautiful Homewood
campus in Baltimore, Maryland, the HLTCOE conducts long-term and
applied research on fundamental application-driven challenges. Its
staff scientists publish widely in premier venues, and, through
close collaboration with members of the Center for Language and
Speech Processing (CLSP), make Johns Hopkins one of the world’s
largest and growing academic research groups in the field.
Research scientist positions at the HLTCOE bring together many of
the best aspects of academic and industrial research. Staff
scientists are charged with setting a research agenda in line with
the Center’s goals, working with other members of the HLTCOE
research team, and publishing results. If they wish, researchers
also have the opportunity to apply for external funding, to work
with and advise students at CLSP, and to teach at Johns
Centrally located on the east coast, Baltimore is affectionately
known as Charm City because of its friendly people, thriving arts
scene, and multitude of restaurants and pubs. The center of the
city is the Inner Harbor, home to features such as the National
Aquarium, historic Federal Hill, and two professional sports teams.
It is famous for its crab cakes, and rich in the arts, from a
variety of museums to children’s centers and a symphony orchestra.
Just outside the city are abundant natural settings great for
hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. Baltimore is part of
the east coast corridor, just a short train, bus, or car ride away
from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Best of all,
Baltimore is affordable: many Hopkins employees own homes in
adjacent neighborhoods, close enough to the University to walk or
bike to work, or to take public transportation.
In addition to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, JHU
has a variety of other generous benefits* including:
- 50% tuition grants for employee’s children enrolled in any
full-time, accredited, undergraduate, degree-granting
- Up to $17,000 towards the closing cost of new home in Baltimore
- University-made contributions of up to 8%* of your base salary
into your JHU 403(b) retirement plan.
*For more detailed information regarding benefits, please
A good candidate will have a strong general background and
publishing experience in one or more of the following tasks:
- Graph Analysis
- Information Extraction and Knowledge Graph Construction
- Information Retrieval
- Machine Learning
- Machine Translation
- Multilingual Natural Language Processing
- Multimodal Applications involving Speech, Text, Images, and
- Optical Character Recognition
- Speaker and Language Identification
- Speech Recognition
Applicants should hold a Ph.D in computer science, electrical
engineering, linguistics, cognitive science, mathematics, or a
closely related field, and are expected to have a strong competency
in programming, especially with relevant ASR/NLP/ML libraries and
U.S. citizenship is required.
Applications will be considered in batches on a rolling basis until
positions are filled.
Applicants should include a Research Statement and CV.
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